FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs: Influence
Thursday, November 13
FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner
Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.
This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester, focusing on:
SEPT. 11, 2014 – CLOSED
Presence: Leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly communicate your value proposition while connecting with others to build credibility and respect. Topics include listening skills, appreciative inquiry, communicating by phone and email and knowing when to use each, presentation/pitch skills, body language, appearance, business etiquette, gender differences in leadership perceptions. (Register)
OCT. 23, 2014
Founder’s Dilemmas: Founder’s Dilemmas are those decisions that founders make early in the life of a venture that have long-lasting impact on the potential for success. Topics include designing a venture to suit your life goals and personal values, founding team dilemmas (who to add and how to split equity), building the team, making the right early hires, getting the right investors, wealth versus control dilemma, the passion versus pivot dilemma (if you are passionate about your idea will you accept when to pivot). (Register)
NOV. 13, 2014
Influence: Influence is the ability to cause desirable and measurable outcomes and affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions and thinking, particularly in the absence of direct authority. It is the ability to communicate one’s passion, supported by data to garner support. Topics include building networks and using them effectively, influencing without authority, persuasive pitches, building trust, crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, storytelling, interacting with advisors and board members. (Register)
Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.